Today marks the solstice: the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter. Things will only get better from here on out, as long as by “things” you mean “the amount of daylight available in the Northern hemisphere.”

Grey wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will be taken off the endangered species list.

A 40,000-barrel oil spill in Nigeria could be the area's worst in a decade.

In a climate-changed world, fewer malaria parasites are infectious, which means fewer people could get malaria. (Stand by for Rush Limbaugh complaining that liberals and Al Gore just want us all to have tropical diseases.)

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In China, police tear-gassed people protesting a coal-fired power plant in Guangdong.

Texas scientists who were fighting with the state's environmental department over a climate change study will finally be able to publish the results.